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RNA and Disease Mini-Symposium
May 30, 2013
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Provisional Agenda

Welcome and Opening remarks
9:00 a.m. Jeffrey Strathern, Office of the Director, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
Session 1 - Chair: Stuart Le Grice
9:10 a.m. Paloma Giangrande, University of Iowa
"Cell-targeted RNA therapies"
9:50 a.m. Christopher Sullivan, University of Texas at Austin
"RNAi: A tool for the enemy during viral infection of mammalian cells"
10:30 a.m. Coffee break
Session 2 - Chair: Bruce Shapiro
10:45 a.m. Neocles Leontis, Bowling Green State University
"RNA Form and Function in Health and Disease: Deciphering the RNA 3D structure/function code"
11:25 a.m. Peixuan Guo, University of Kentucky
"Assembly of Thermodynamically and Chemically Stable RNA Nanoparticles Escorting miRNA, siRNA and Drug for Cancer Targeting"
12:05 p.m. Lunch on your own
Session 3 - Chair: Denise Whitby
1:30 p.m. Robert Blumenthal, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
"Barriers to RNA Delivery"
1:45 p.m. Bruce Shapiro, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
"Creating Functionalized RNA-based Nanoparticles: Synergy Between Computation and Experiments"
2:00 p.m. Natasha Caplen, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
"Functional annotation of the cancer genome via RNAi"
2:15 p.m. Shalini Oberdoerffer, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
"Mechanistic links between DNA methylation and alternative pre-mRNA splicing"
2:30 p.m. Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor
"Antisense Modulation of Alternative Splicing: From the Bench to the Clinic"
3:10 p.m. Coffee break
Session 4 - Chair: Natasha Caplen
3:30 p.m. Judy Lieberman, Harvard Medical School
"Using Aptamer-siRNA Chimeras to Knock out Cancer"
4:10 p.m. Benjamin tenOever, Mount Sinai Hospital
"Small RNA-mediated utilities for improved clinical therapeutics"
Closing remarks
4:50 p.m. Stuart Le Grice, Head, Center of Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Cancer Virology (CEHCV), Center for Cancer Research, NCI

General Information

For conference related questions please contact Laura Hooper


Bldg 549 Conference Center

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